Springbok flank Pieter-Steph du Toit suffered defeat in his first game back from injury when his club Verblitz were beaten by 42 points in the Japanese Top League this weekend.
A wing in the Japanese league failed to score what should’ve been a regulation touch-down because he tried a fancy move on the tryline and got shoved back in a last-ditch tackle.
Former Australia international Blake Ferguson has been fired by NEC Green Rockets without playing a game after being arrested in Tokyo on drug charges.
All Blacks fullback Damian McKenzie will leave the New Zealand Chiefs franchise, based in Hamilton, to join Suntory Sungoliath in Japan, the Japanese franchise announced on Monday.
Elton Jantjies will return to Japan after signing a deal to play for the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, where he will link up with his former boss Johan Ackermann.
Elton Jantjies could opt to join Japanese side the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, where he will link up with his former boss Johan Ackermann.
Japanese club NEC Green Rockets has announced the appointment of former Wallabies boss Michael Cheika as its director of rugby.
Springboks and Sharks wing Makazole Mapimpi is heading back to Durban after completing his short-term stint with Japanese Top League side Docomo Red Hurricanes.
Eddie Jones has come under fire after All Blacks star Beauden Barrett revealed the extent of the England coach’s role at Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath.
Utility backs Gerhard van den Heever and Shane Gates have been included in the Brave Blossoms’ extended training squad for the 2021 Test season.